It sounds like such a simple question to answer but it's really not. There are different types of farmers markets, did you know that? Some markets are very small with only a couple of local growers. Some are more medium in size with ten to twenty plus local growers and producers. Then you have the larger markets where you find fifty plus vendors each week. Are the larger ones better? Not necessarily because many times the larger markets allow resellers which means that you really aren't truly at a “farmers” market...ask if everything is locally grown! But, sometimes that also means that you'll be able to find more variety such as tropical fruits, vegetables and items that are not grown or produced in your area. And, going to a market is always fun so who cares whether or not it is really homegrown. WE DO!!!
The Bluegrass Farmers' Market would be considered a medium farmers market. We have twenty plus farmers or producers that are members. Will you see all of them each time you come to the market? Nope, because we only allow homegrown or produced items. That means “Farmer Joe” who grows only corn, will only be around for the few weeks that corn is in season in Kentucky...which by the way is now!!! But, we are very lucky to have many farmers who grow more than one item so you can be assured that our freshly harvested bounty is a great representation of what is in season in Kentucky!
Here's a sampling of what's in season right now and what will you be able to find at the
Bluegrass Farmers' Market this week..
FARM FRESH EGGS
FRESH CUT HERBS
ASH FREE BEEF
JAMS & JELLIES
And, so much more!!!
Don't forget that what you find at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is always homegrown or produced by our Kentucky Proud members! We take pride in knowing that we can offer selections that you will not find in the grocery store! Heirlooms, select varieties, hard to find and unusual products along with good old fashioned “good eat'n” stuff!
If you've never been to a medium size farmers market where you'll find only growers and producers, it's worth the short drive out Richmond Road. Besides, we have plenty of convenient parking available and our market is stroller and wheelchair friendly! We've worked hard to make your shopping experience with us one of the best around. But, sorry, you won't find any bananas cause we just can't grow them in Kentucky! So, if you are looking for good homegrown goodness and like helping to support a local farming family...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is the place to shop!
You can find us each Tuesday from 3 until 6:30 and every Saturday from 9 until 2 at our Richmond Road location. It's just outside Man 'O War next to the Glenn Auto Mall in the tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet. And, don't forget our satellite market each Thursday at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike. We're there from 4 until 6:30!
We thank you for your continued support of our farmers...
they grow for you!